“Chock a block with big hop hero’s Centennial and Pacifica, brimming with citrus and floral aromas offering hints of earth and spice for balance. Solid bitterness to keep it in the big India pale ale style. Bronze Award Winner of 2017 Sydney Royal Beer & Cider Show in the India Pale Ale Category.”
Appearance: Deep and intense amber hue with a short cap emerging on top. The head holds its shape and works a fine lace as it ebbs.
Aroma: We can see where the name ‘gutsy’ comes from. Getting a sweet caramel malt structure with a slightly dank, citrusy and herbaceous hop profile cutting through. Some light earthy notes hanging around along with a delicate floral undertone. Packing in some robust aromas here.
Flavour: Very similar to the aroma but with a more pronounced orange citrus character. Again we see it backing up the aroma with a dense caramel malt sweetness and dank hoppy notes which is boosted by a bit of a burn from the 6.3% ABV. The finish is bitter and drying with a bit of aggressive hop and boozy warmth in the back end.
Mouth feel: Dry and bitter but also quite chewy and full-ish with a vibrant co2 and a feisty 46 IBU.
Overall: A very enjoyable drop with plenty of attitude. Our first review for this brewery and they’re off to a flyer. What’s better is that they’re just down the road from us! Winning.